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Content tagged with Database Security posted in March 2010
Insiders Not The Real Database Threat
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
The recent incident where an HSBC employee raided a corporate database of customer information and then attempted to sell information to French tax collectors has been characterized as a user-access control issue. But I don't agree.
EMR Data Theft Booming
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
Fraud resulting from exposure of electronic medical records has risen from 3% in 2008 to 7% in 2009, a 112% increase, researcher says.
P2P Puts Medical Data At Risk
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Study finds peer-to-peer file sharing exposes personal health data on home computers to security vulnerabilities.
Database Dangers In The Cloud
Commentary  |  3/17/2010  | 
Moving to a cloud-based database and virtual environment comes with plenty of benefits, but there's also a potential price to pay for security.


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Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/16/2018
From DevOps to DevSecOps: Structuring Communication for Better Security
Robert Hawk, Privacy & Security Lead at xMatters,  2/15/2018
Facebook Aims to Make Security More Social
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  2/20/2018
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.